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Old August 10th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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How do people in skyscraper cities feel about skyscrapers?

Hi all. Azn Man here. I live in the biggest city in my state, Wichita. Even then, Wichita has only about 350,000 people. I have been interested in skyscrapers and supertalls for about 4 years now and wish to become an architect when I grow older.

Obviously, being in a somewhat small city (or at least a very boring one), you don't see many people around here with an interest in skyscrapers like I do. But my question is: do people in the skyscraper cities of the world know much about skyscrapers?


Do people in New York know that the WTC will have 4 towers, 3 of them over a thousand feet tall?

Do Chicagoans know about the Chicago Spire and how it was cancelled?

Do the residents of Shanghai know about the Three Brothers and the rising Shanghai Tower?

Do the ones in Hong Kong know that their beloved International Commerce Center once would've risen over the mountains?

Do the people of Dubai know that they boast more tall buildings than any city in the world?


If you live in one of those cities (or other skyscraper cities like Guangzhou or Shenzhen ), how do your friends and peers feel about skyscrapers? How do they react when you talk about them? Do they care for them on an even close level to how we care for them?
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Old August 11th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #2
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Thats indeed an interesting topic. I would like to hear some some skyscraper-citiers opionions on that.

However, I guess its the same like with most people in other cities too: they (the average citizen of course ) don't know much about their city's history and its buildings in detail.

What users in this forum know is already very specialized knowledge.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 01:02 AM   #3
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Well maybe not the average citizen in an average city. But I'm sure someone in NY has at least basic knowledge of skyscrapers, no?
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Old August 12th, 2011, 01:37 AM   #4
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most people are ignorant and no nothing about that stuff i think. they may know what they see. so they know about their buildings they have, but for what is rising probably only a bit if they read it in newspaper.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #5
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I think most Americans don't know much about anything except pop culture and whatever petty gossip is going on amongst their family/work/friends. Congratulations on being interested in something beyond the Kardashian sisters.

I'm kidding (sort of)

In Boston I don't think people pay too much attention unless there is some sort of threat to their view or they think construction will interupt their normal routine, then they turn into NIMBY's.

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Old August 13th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #6
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I don't like them, skyscrapers are human-unfriendly.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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And why do believe that?
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